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Plans for overnight parking trial in Lytham St Annes

Fairhaven Road Car Park

Motorhomes and campervans may soon be able to park overnight in designated bays on a Lancashire car park as part of an 18-month trial period.

The plans detail eight, seven-metre overnight stopover bays in Fairhaven Road car park in Lytham St Annes.

If approved, it will join a list of Fylde Council-operated car parks offering overnight parking to a limited number of motorhomes, alongside St Pauls Avenue, St Annes Swimming Pool Car Park, North Promenade, and North Beach.

The Fairhaven Road Car Park was initially considered as a location to be included in the overnight motorhome scheme by the Car Park Working Group in 2020/21, but from November 2020 until May 2022 it was host to a Covid facility.

Coun Michelle Morris, Fylde Council’s lead member for customer and operational services, said: “Our overnight motorhome scheme across our other parking locations has been a great success, such that many other councils cite Fylde Council as the standard to follow when introducing similar schemes of their own.

“As a council, we empathise with resident concerns about motorhomes on the promenade.

“We remain in consultation with Lancashire County Council, who hold responsibility for setting and enforcing on-street parking in our district, and by extending the overnight motorhome scheme to Fairhaven Road Car Park we will be reducing the number of motorhomes parking on the road while still welcoming visitors.”

Motorhomes can continue to park in any standard bay at standard fees on all Fylde Council operated long-stay car parks, with restrictions only applying to those overnight.

Other vehicles will be restricted from parking in the motorhome overnight spaces.

Regardless of whether the pilot goes ahead, Fairhaven Road Car Park will close in autumn 2024 to allow for the construction work on the St Annes sea defences.

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